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Rocky Road to Galileo What is Our Place in the Solar System Julia Golding, Prof Andrew Briggs, Mr Roger Wagner, Mr Brett Hudson

ISBN:
9780745977522
Published:
19 Oct 2018
Format:
Paperback
Dimensions:
112 pages: 130 x 198 mm
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Join Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger's indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together. Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for answers to BIG questions - how did the universe start? Is there a God behind it? Has science explained away the need for a God, or can faith enhance scientific discovery? On this adventure, Harriet and Milton are investigating our place in the universe. Step into Harriet and Milton's time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery - from the Islamic Golden Age to the Renaissance, and meet Galileo! Written by Julia Golding, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006, and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2006.
Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for adults and young adults, including the Cat Royal series. Former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, she has now published over fifty books in genres ranging from historical adventure to fantasy. She has a doctorate in English literature from Oxford. Lion Children's is thrilled to publish The Curious Science Quest series and The Churious Crime.|Andrew Briggs is Professor of Nanomaterials in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. He is best known for his early work in acoustic microscopy, and his current work in materials for quantum technologies. He is co-author of The Penultimate Curiosity.|Roger Wagner is a prolific artist and author, with works spanning three decades. He works across many creative genres, including portrait, illustrated books, and stained glass. He is co-author of The Penultimate Curiosity.|Brett Hudson attended the University of Southampton and now works as a freelance artist and book illustrator. He has worked for a variety of publishers including Collins and Barrington Stoke. His book Friday Forever won the Portsmouth Book Award. He has also worked for Marks and Spencers greetings cards. Brett is based in Sussex and sells watercolours and acrylic paintings in gift shops, restaurants and on social media

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